The most creative CV’s of 2015

This March, we were delighted to announce we would be running our Dream Candidate competition for the second year in a row.

The competition ran from March until 10th June, and asked participants to look beyond the traditional CV, and come up with a more creative way to showcase their talents and experience. Once again, we were thoroughly impressed with the high quality of entries. The winner, who will be chosen by our special panel of judges, will be announced next week.

You can check out a few of our favourites below – you may even be inspired to try something different for your CV!


Sofia chose to do a CV in the form of a video. She has degrees in International Communications and Global Politics and Euro-Mediterranean Relations.


Sofia’s most recent experience is in United Nations University. She has experience in communications, administration, marketing and events management.


Luke surprised us with a CV we have never seen before. His CV takes the form of different puzzles.


Luke is studying Philosophy and Theology, graduating this summer. He has volunteered at More Than Gold (Olympics), a Church engagement programme and Gatehouse drop-in centre.

Here at CharityJob we had a lot of fun trying to decode his CV. Can you figure it out? Find the answer to his puzzles here.



Lucille chose to submit a website CV.

Lucille CV

She is a Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights graduate, looking for a challenging role in the charity sector. She has experience in researching, communications and social media. Lucille has a very creative skills set and has worked on video editing, workshops, campaign designs and promotional designs.


Devika used Prezi to create her fantastic CV. Her presentation shows off her experience and her personality.

Devika has almost 15 years of volunteering experience for a range of different charities such as the Samaritans, Rethink Mental Illness, Cancer Research and Action Against Hunger.


Gabriella created a beautiful book to showcase her experience.


Gabriella has worked for Variety, The Children’s Charity, Liverpool Unites Charity and The House Charity. She has experience in fundraising, organising mass events, managing people, budget planning, writing press releases and blogs.

Julia, Michael and Thelma also stood out for their fantastic CVs.

Which is your favourite?

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